International Relations and Journalism - A6011

International Relations and Journalism

Master degree/Master degree

Do you want to further target your interests and career aspirations? A double degree Masters of International Relations and Journalism provides a comprehensive introduction to the nature of the international political system and some of the key issues in contemporary international relations; an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career; and a mid-career course for working journalists seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. The national and international orientation of the course optimises the contribution graduates make to their profession using a full range of media technologies and insights into approaches to international relations.

Our world is shaped by big questions about global justice, war, peace, social movements, and inter-state relations. The Master of InternationalRelations enables you to deal critically and analytically with such questions, providing a window into the dynamic world of 21st century politics.

This component of the double degree course explores the security, ethical, legal and economic dimensions of international relations.You will examine key issues in foreign policy, world order, European studies, management and terrorism, as well as the gender, development, migration and governance aspects of global politics.

The Master ofJournalism component provides you with the opportunity to work with award-winning journalists and academics with strong industry links, as you cultivate high-level skills in research and reporting across all media – print, online, radio and video – and explore the role of the media in contemporary society.This double degree course is well suited to people interested in working in journalism in the international field. It also enables those with an interest in international relations to combine that with communication skills. For instance, if you would like to work in communications in NGOs or United Nations agencies or the UnitedNations itself, this course is a good choice.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Note:

Offshore international students can start this course by enrolling in on-campus mode and studying remotely while waiting to travel to Australia

Duration
2 years or 2.5 years(full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date
First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Master of International Relations, Master of Journalism
Course Handbook

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Professional Enhancement Program

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Flexible study

On-campus and selected flexible online options available. Complete in as short as one year, or study part-time (domestic only). Choose from early evening classes and intensive several week block units – we have multiple options to suit you.

Where could this degree take you?

Our unique policy-focused degree is led by world-class experts in political violence, counter-terrorism, and gender, peace and security. Tailor the program to your areas of interest while addressing fundamental debates framing global politics.

The Monash Master of International Relations is the only affiliate member of APSIA (The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) in the Southern Hemisphere. We draw on APSIA's global network to connect students with career, internship, and professional development opportunities around the world.

Media Lab tour

The Monash Media Lab is one of Australia’s most advanced media facilities, with equipment used in media around the world.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1: Duration: 2.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time (120 points to complete)

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification and experience approved by the faculty

Or

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least a 50% average in both qualifications, or qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Entry level 2: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification and experience approved the faculty.

English entry requirements

Level C
IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5 and Speaking 6.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 58 and Writing 58TOEFL Internet-based test: 94 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 and Writing 24Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Double degree courses include all the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced or redirected. In this course you complete:

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6011

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6011

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Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$36,400

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 0101140